The streams of international students and foreign workers under the Ontario label Employer Job Offer were opened temporarily on Tuesday
Yesterday Ontario opened applications for two outlets under its category Employer Job Offer.
Both streams had reached their intake limit and were closed after experiencing technical difficulties and a short application period.
The Employer Job Offer group of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) requires immigrants with a job offer to qualify for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
They can apply in Canada or overseas, provided they are employed with an Ontario employer for a permanent position.
The OINP released a statement on March 3 which opened applications for the International Student Line. According to the OINP website, intake was quickly halted because of “technical issues.”
It was later reopened along with the Foreign Worker Stream but was closed soon after applications to both streams had exceeded their intake limits.
During the application intake window the OINP said they received 1,322 positive registrations. Those who were successfully registered and obtained a file number have 14 days to submit an application on the OINP web portal which takes about three hours.
“The demand for the streams was extremely high, such that not everyone who wanted to register could do so,” wrote an OINP representative to CIC News .
The OINP will continue to monitor applicant intake across all streams to decide when to reopen the Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker streams in 2020. “Applications for these two streams will remain closed until further notice.
Applications are available to those who are qualifying under Ontario’s Employer Job Offer category for the In-Demand Skills Flow